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How I Record My Podcast Using Blue Jeans Network

by Cheval John

A couple of months ago, I had written a post about how I convert my live stream shows to a podcast.

Though it showed the step by step process of turning a live stream to a podcast, you were probably wondering how I did a two-person live stream on Facebook Live in the first place.

The video below will show how I simulcast my podcast recording, What’s The Word? using Blue Jeans Network.

I want to let you know there are other video platforms like Zoom Webinar, Wirecast, and even Crowdcast.io that allows you to simulcast to Facebook Live and YouTube.

I chose Blue Jeans Network because their platform is very simple to use and it fits me.

Without further ado, here is the video

In closing, I want to let you know that tomorrow will be the 300th episode of What’s The Word?

The guest of honor is Heather Havenwood, author, speaker and entrepreneur.

The episode was recorded on Blue Jeans Network and you will hear the entire interview at 5 p.m. central time on BlogTalkRadio

Here is a snippet of the interview with Ms. Havenwood

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Newsletter On April Fool’s Day

By Cheval John

Today on April Fool’s, I will be launching my first company newsletter that will have articles from different professionals in business and social media.

The newsletter will be published once a month.

You will also see links of upcoming podcast recordings on Blue Jeans Network for this month.

The room for each of the recordings on Blue Jeans Network will hold up to 50 people.

If you can’t make it to the Blue Jeans Network Room, the shows will be simulcast to Facebook Live on my business page.

You can subscribe on the top right button for blog posts that will be out on Wednesdays.

So without further ado, here are the articles to check out:

The Dos and Don’ts Of A Strategic Company Blog– Kelsey Meyer, President of Influence and Co

Move Over Shark Tank, There’s A New Show In Town-Shama Hyder, Founder and CEO of The Marketing Zen Group

Social Media Marketing World Key Takeaways #SMMW17-Katie Lance, Owner of Katie Lance Consulting

No — I Won’t Supply My References Before The First Interview-Liz Ryan, Owner of The Human Workplace

The [Truth] about Influencers: Where we are + where we need to goDr. Karen Freberg, Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville

The 300th Episode of What’s The Word? will be on April 25th featuring special guest Heather Havenwood, CEO of Havenwood Worldwide, LLC on BlogTalkRadio.

Upcoming Podcast Recordings on Blue Jeans Network:

Thomas Mulliez, Owner of Trekkers-April 4th, 2017

Jeremie Piette, Former Professional Soccer Player-April 13th, 2017

Christine Clifton, Author of “You Don’t Have To Shout To Stand Out-April 18th, 2017

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Melodee’s Journey To Becoming A 5th Degree Blackbelt

By Cheval John

Melodee Meyer is a lady that many people should look out for in 2016.

The reason is because she has accomplished so much in her life that many would dream of accomplishing.

Melodee is a successful business owner, runs the Fit Free Project, spoke at a TedX event and holds a 5th Degree Blackbelt.

Because of her rise in the different levels of karate, she was inducted into the Karate Union Hall of Fame.

Melodee mentioned on my show. “What’s The Word?, that one of her favorite people who inspired her to be successful is Bruce Lee.

I can understand why she admires Bruce Lee.

He was trying to be successful in Hollywood as a martial artist.

However, Hollywood was not ready to give him the lead role in movies because he was not what most people who have lead roles were at the time:
white.

Though he was successful in television, Mr. Lee knew that if he wanted to get his positive message out into the world, he needed a larger audience.

So he went to Asia to film movies which he was the lead character and became a successful movie star in Asia.

And because of his success as a movie star in Asia, Hollywood finally gave him the lead role in a movie which unfortunately was his last movie due to his death.

In the same way as Mr. Lee, Melodee choose herself in order to be a successful entrepreneur for the better.

Will not be surprised if Melodee goes to the next level in her business for the better.

To hear more of her journey to success for the better, here is the video and the audio link to the interview with the guest of honor, Melodee Meyer:

Video version of the interview with guest Melodee Meyer:
https://blab.im/96222749cc5043be86e946537ecb2859

Audio version of the interview with guest Melodee Meyer:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/vallanomedia/2015/11/24/melodee-meyer-founder-of-the-fit-free-project-1

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Blue Jays Partying Like It’s 1993

By Cheval John

Photo Courtesy of toronto.bluejays.mlb.com

Photo Courtesy of toronto.bluejays.mlb.com


The Toronto Blue Jays have found themselves in a similar position against the Kansas City Royals.

Toronto lost the first two games in the American League Championship Series’ best of seven matchups in Kansas City.

They are trailing the Royals 2-1 and are trying to tie the series today.

So far, they are losing 12-2 with the matchup in the bottom of the eighth inning.

If you are a casual baseball fan who are into post-season baseball, you might believe that Toronto have no chance of tying the series.

If you are a Blue Jay fan, you believe that Toronto can pull off a comeback to win the series and advance to the World Series.

Who can blame the fans of Toronto for feeling optimistic about winning the series.

The Blue Jays faced a similar situation in the American League Divisional Series best of five matchup against the Texas Rangers.

Toronto lost the first two games in their own stadium against the Rangers.

They had the most difficult task of going to the Dallas-Ft.Worth area facing elimination to win two consecutive games to bring the crucial game 5 back to their city.

Not only did they survive elimination twice, they thrived in both of those matchups with 5-1 and 8-4 victories, respectively.

That set up the crucial Game 5 in Toronto.

The atmosphere in Toronto was electric because it was the first time they were in the post-season since 1993 when they won the World Series.

Texas had taken a 3-2 lead in one of the strangest plays in post-season history.

With a runner on third base, the catcher was trying to throw back the baseball to the pitcher after and it hit Shin-Soo Choo’s bat and went into fair territory.

That became a live baseball and allowed the runner to score.

Though the umpires first ruled the baseball dead, they look at the replay and saw that the baseball was fair play and they overturned the first call to upheld the lead at 3-2.

The Blue Jays could have complained about the misfortune of that baseball play and give up.

However, they knew that they had the opportunity to take the lead and win.

The Blue Jays chipped away and was able to tie the game at 3 courtesy of three errors.

Then Jose Bautista delivered a 3-run moonshot to give them a 6-3 lead and cause the fans at Rogers Centre to erupt.

The moonshot from Bautista completed the most epic comeback that allowed the Blue Jays to be in this series against the Royals.

What we can learn from the Blue Jays is it is never over until it is over.

You might feel down and out because you did not get that dream work whether with a public relations firm or got rejected from the dream university.

Just because you feel down about the rejection from the dream work or university does not mean that it is the end of the world.

In the same way like the Toronto Blue Jays, you must keep the faith and believe that everything will work for the better.

When you have that positive believe and put in the hard work and be patient, the doors will open for you to succeed for the better.

In the same way that the Blue Jays fans erupted for joy after the moonshot by Bautista, your true fans will explode with applause when they see you succeed.

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Achieving The 200th Episode Of What’s The Word?

By Cheval John

The journey to podcasting has been a fun and challenging.

There have been times when I thought about giving up on my podcast, “What’s The Word?” on numerous occasions because I “felt” that no one was listening.

Also, I thought about giving up because I had some cancelations of some guests almost at the last minute.

I could have been like the majority who quit their podcasting journey by their 50th or 100th episode because the average downloads of a podcast episode is 141 according to the website, School of Podcasting

However, I knew that I could not give up podcasting because I loved to interact with the people who did not allow self-doubt, naysayers, etc. to stop them from achieving their goals in order to make the world better.

I can say that I am apart of the few who have continued to podcast because I had my 200th episode last night and interview a great friend by the name of Nicole Welch on the platform, BlogTalkRadio.

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Mrs. Welch host a fantastic podcast called “Real Time, Real Men Only.”

She is a person who knows how to lift people up and her journey to podcasting is very unique.

I could have done the 200th episode without a guest and shared some of my favorite episodes from my show.

However, I felt that it was important to stay in the routine of bringing on guests who are making the world better by sharing with the audience on how they overcame their obstacles on their journey to success.

I will say that podcasting is not easy because you have to put in the work and dedication to make it work.

For example, last week, technology did not coorporate and I could not get the episode of my show at the designated time at 7 p.m. central on Monday night.

I could have thrown in the towel at the moment and said, “It was not meant to be for me to record the 199th episode of the show.”

As I learned during my time as a podcaster that if you want to be successful, you must be consistent in putting out your show at a scheduled time that will allow you to grow your listener base.

In this case, I knew I had to get the episode in for that week even if it was not at the designated time at 7 p.m. central on Monday nights.

Luckily, I was able to record the 199th episode with my Twitter friends, Chris Barrows and Bree Kelley and share the show on Friday afternoon.

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The episode was great because both Mr. Barrows and Ms. Kelley shared valuable insights on Twitter chats, social media and the fact that Ms. Kelley was going to be the community manager for Mr. Barrow’s podcast, “Why I Social.”

The other lesson I was reminded of when achieving this milestone of the 200th episode of What’s The Word? is that no one can succeed in life without help from their friends.

Mr. Barrows and Ms. Kelley helped me to get to the 200th episode by when they took time from their busy schedule last week to be on the 199th episode.

I am forever grateful to the both of them.

Another thing that will separate the minority who are successful in their careers as a podcaster, writer, etc. and achieving their goals of living a fulfilled life for the better is that success does not happen overnight.

They understand that they will have to put in the hard work and dedication in order to achieve their dream life for the better.

They also understand that people are looking up to them to be successful in their careers as a podcaster, author, writer, author, etc. because they want to be inspired to be successful for the better as well.

So I can say that achieving the milestone of the 200th episode of What’s The Word? will inspire me to achieve my goal of being financially independent so that I can live a fulfilled life and make the world better.

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